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Morpheus8 Pre & Post Care


Before your procedure

  • 2 WEEKS BEFORE treatment, avoid sun exposure (tans/burns/tanning beds/spray tans)

  • 2 WEEKS BEFORE start to use your Regenerating Skin Nectar for optimal results.

  • 1 WEEK BEFORE treatment, discontinue all topical products containing Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinols, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Vitamin C, or any anti-aging products.

  • 10-14 DAYS BEFORE treatment, do not ingest blood thinning medications such as Aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen, and Aleve.

    • If you have a cardiovascular history, please check with your doctor prior to stopping the use of blood thinners.

  • Also, avoid herbal supplements, such as Garlic, Vitamin E, Ginkgo Biloba, St. John’s Wort, and Omega-3 capsules.

  • 3 DAYS BEFORE We recommend starting Arnica tablets to minimize bruising.

  • 2 DAYS BEFORE treatment, do not drink alcoholic beverages.

  • AVOID bleaching, waxing, tweezing, or using depilatory creams in the treatment area.

  • Use sunscreen with UVA/UVB protection with SPF 30 or higher.

  • If you have a history of Herpes or cold sores, a course of anti-viral medication before and after treatment is required. Please call our office for a prescription.

Day of your procedure

  • Please come to the office without make-up, creams, gels, or lotions on treatment areas.

  • We will have you wash your face when you arrive at the practice.

  • A topical anesthetic will be applied to your skin, and you will numb for 45-60 minutes

  • Once the treatment is complete, we will apply a topical moisturizer.

What to Expect

  • Minimal pinkness/redness may last for up to 1 week.

  • Superficial bruising may occur, typically around the eyes.

  • Small needle marks may be present for a few days to a week post-procedure


After your procedure

  • Wait a few hours (preferably at bedtime) before gently washing your face. Using a gentle cleanser, massage your face to remove the remaining serum and dried blood.

  • Sleep in a slightly elevated position for the first 2-3 days to help prevent additional swelling

  • 1 DAY AFTER start to use your Regenerating Skin Nectar for optimal results.

  • 2 DAYS AFTER Avoid consuming alcohol and/or smoking 2 days after your procedure.

  • 4 DAYS AFTER Avoid taking NSAIDS (Aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.), Vitamin E, Fish oil, Gingko Biloba, Ginseng, and St. John’s Wart to reduce your risk of bruising and swelling.

  • 1 WEEK AFTER You may start using your regular skin care regimen. Using a retinol product is strongly recommended as it will optimize your results.

  • 10 DAYS AFTER Avoid direct sun exposure for 10 days post-treatment. NO TANNING BEDS.

  • Use sunscreen with UVA/UVB protection with SPF 30 or higher.

  • 2 WEEKS BEFORE start to use your Regenerating Skin Nectar.


Contact Our Office

  • If you develop blisters or open sore in the treatment area.

  • If your side effects worsen or persist for longer than 2 weeks

  • If you are experiencing significant pain that is not relieved by the recommended pain medication listed above.



  • 4-6 weeks after each treatment.

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